Introducing Shopify Scripts & Checkout API: A Giant Leap Forward For Hosted Ecommerce

Introducing Shopify Scripts & Checkout API: A Giant Leap Forward For Hosted Ecommerce

What if you could have it all?

What if you didn’t have to choose between the freedom of writing code to your own servers and the ease, scalability, and cost of cloud-based ecommerce?

Stop making sacrifices.

Starting today, you have the control of self-hosted ecommerce combined with the power, security and reliability of Shopify Plus.

Introducing Shopify Scripts

Imagine what you could do if you ran your own custom code right on Shopify's servers. Shopify Scripts gives you the power to control your online store’s business logic - the conditional behaviors of your online store; giving you previously unheard-of levels of customization that starts at your customer’s first touch.

Shopify Scripts frees you from the headaches of managing infrastructure, provisioning servers and optimizing networks, giving you the freedom to focus on writing the code that will help you grow. We maintain the servers, you focus your energy and budget on building a world-class business.

“Shopify Scripts have allowed us to build out features that we’ve always wanted, in a truly customized way. On the front end, ease of use for the customer is increasing, and on the backend we’re seeing that correlate into more conversions and orders. We see scripts as the missing piece to Shopify’s already robust platform.” - Russell Saks, Campus Protein

We’ve created the following script templates for you to get started:

  • Percentage (%) off a product
  • Amount ($) off a product
  • Percentage (%) and amount ($) off a product
  • Tiered discounts
  • Buy one get one free (BOGO)

Get Shopify Scripts here.

How Are Merchants Using Shopify Scripts?

Automatically include a free gift with a specific item purchase, like MMAWarehouse does with their Gracie Rashguard top & free water bottle promotion.


Automate a percent-off discount with a purchase combo, like Henge Docks and their 10% discount with the purchase of two vertical MacBook docks.

Give price breaks on multiple purchases, like Greats.


This is only the beginning.

If you’re a Shopify Plus customer, you can explore the Shopify Scripts documentation, find several template scripts available here, and talk to your Account Manager to expand your store’s functionality today.

If you’re not a Shopify Plus customer, now is a great time to get in touch.

The New Sales Channel SDK and Checkout API

Shopify's brand new Checkout API is part of our new Sales Channel SDK.

Our Checkout API and Sales Channel SDK is huge step forward towards Shopify's vision of "building for the long term" making it possible to enable commerce anywhere you can imagine while keeping all of your data tucked away neatly and securely in your Shopify Admin.

Learn more about our new Sales Channel SDK.

They said it couldn't be done, but then we did it.

We're making commerce better for everyone, and we're looking forward to seeing the amazing creations that come from these new features.